Fun Events for Teens in Southeast Michigan

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Fun Events for Teens in Southeast Michigan

What happens when teens get bored? Well, let’s just say it’s better if they have parent-approved recreational activities to keep them and their friends busy instead of the alternatives.

To put your mind at ease – and to help your kid find fun things to do for teens that aren’t totally lame – we’ve rounded up some great local events for teens. Activities and things for teens to do are happening all across southeast Michigan.

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Interested in adding an upcoming teen-centric Detroit event to this roundup – or to our events calendar? We’d love to know! Just email us all the details to calendar@metroparent.com or submit the event on our calendar page.

Just a word of advice: Some events may require pre-registration. Click on the calendar listing for the event and get details on pre-registering and how to contact the organizer for more details.

Teen Earn a Bike Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit

Now-Aug. 25, 2017

  • Address: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave
  • Time: 9 a.m.-noon. daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Chelsea Community Fair at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds

Aug. 22-26, 2017

  • Address: Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 W Old US Highway 12, Chelsea
  • Time: Gates: 10 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 7:45 a.m. Friday. Rides: 5 p.m. Tuesday, 3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: $8/daily, $30/week, fees/rides
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Acting Out Kids Community Theatre Drop-In Events in Clawson

Aug. 25, 2017 (continues second and fourth Fridays)

  • Address: Clawson United Methodist Church, 205 N. Main St., Clawson (lower level)
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. Fridays
  • Admission: $5/person
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest in Detroit 

Aug. 25-27, 2017

  • Address: Erma Henderson Park, Memorial Annex and Owens Park, Detroit
  • Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-end of show Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10/general, $25-$50/grandstand, $15-$30/parking
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Lincoln Park Days at Youth Center Park in Lincoln Park 

Aug. 25-27 , 2017

  • Address: Youth Center Park, Lincoln park
  • Time: 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday.
  • Admission: Free/admission; fees apply for rides, concerts and parking
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Haven Hill Festival at the Highland State Recreation Area in White Lake 

Aug. 26, 2017

  • Address: Highland State Recreation Area, 5200 Highland Rd, White Lake
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free/admission, $11/recreation passport required
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Chesterfield Arts & Music Festival at Brandenburg Park in Chesterfield Township 

Aug. 26-27 , 2017 

  • Address: Brandenburg Park, 50050 Jefferson Ave, Chesterfield
  • Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free/admission, $5/parking
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Arts, Beats and Eats in Downtown Royal Oak

Sept. 1-4, 2017

  • Address: Downtown Royal Oak area
  • Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday
  • Admission: Saturday-Sunday and Monday: $3/until 3 p.m., $5/after 3 p.m. Friday: free/until 5 p.m. $5/after 5 p.m
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Detroit Jazz Festival in Downtown Detroit 

Sept. 1-4, 2017

  • Address: Hart Plaza and Campus Martius area, Detroit
  • Time: 7 p.m. Friday-1:30 a.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday- 12:15 a.m. Sunday, 12:15 a.m. Sunday-12:15 a.m. Monday, 12:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday.
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti 

Sept. 2-4, 2017

  • Address: Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti
  • Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Admission: $35/in advance, $40/at the gate, free/kids 15 and under
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Dally in the Alley in Detroit

Sept. 9, 2017

  • Address: Between Forest and Hancock, 2nd and Anthony Wayne streets, Detroit
  • Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Kerrytown Bookfest at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market 

Sept. 10, 2017

  • Address: Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor  
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Troy Family Daze at the Troy Civic Center 

Sept. 14-17, 2017

  • Address: Troy Civic Center, 3179 Livernois Road, Troy
  • Time: 4-9 p.m. Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $3/person, free/ages 6 and under, $25/ride wristband
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Medieval Days at the Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit 

Sept. 16-17, 2017 

  • Address: Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W Jefferson Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free/admission, $5/parking, $5/guided tours
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

DLECTRICITY in the Midtown Detroit Area

Sept. 22-23, 2017

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Comments
  • Pretty sure MMA Fight Night would not be a “Fun Night for Teens” ….(or at least I hope the parents reading this would not think so)

    Reply
    • Stacey W.

      Thanks so much for your feedback, Erin! While this might not be appropriate for 13-year-old, it could be an option for an 18 or 19-year-old.

      Reply

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